With the rise of video sharing websites like Youtube, thousands of videos get uploaded each day for the millions of viewers who visit the website. Among these uploaders are amateur singers who record their songs, covers or original, and upload them to Youtube with the hopes and dreams of being spoted one day.
Well, their hopes and dreams are about to turn into reality thanks to Nigel Lythgoe of The American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance fame.
Opening Act is the first reality series that will make the amateurs talents’ dream come true!
The new reality series, Opening Act on E! Entertainment will have a new twist to give talented amateurs an opportunity of a lifetime to perform in front of a live audience as the opening act for music’s biggest names, such as Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Gym Class Heroes, Jason Mraz and more. The interesting and exciting part of Opening Act is when the unsuspecting young artists who were spotted by the big stars do not know they were selected until they were surprise visit where they will get their big break handed to them on a silver platter. The selected local youTube stars will only have five days to prepare for the gig that could change their lives forever!
Those chosen will be brought to Los Angeles where they will be mentioned by none other than singer-songwriter Mary J.Blige who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and Antonia Armato, producer for such artists as Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Jesse McCartney and David Archuleta! The winner of the competition will land the dream gig as the Opening Act for a huge musical group.
Watch these brilliant new discoveries journey from obscurity to the performance of their lives in this revolutionary new show from starmaker Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) that rewrites the rules of the reality talent search. With no auditions to pass, judges to please, or votes to be won, everyone‘s a winner. Or are they?
Meet the panel: Producer extraordinaire Nigel Lythgoe heads up the panel that sets out to discover and develop raw talent from the Internet. Joining him are Grammy-winning R&B diva Mary J. Blige, chart-topping songwriter and producer Antonina Armato (who‘s penned hits for the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and more), Pete Wentz (bassist and lyricist for Fall Out Boy), American country music superstar Martina McBride and more.
Opening Act will premiere this Sunday, the 23rd of September, on E! Entertainment (StarHub TV Chl 441).